By Howard (Rockville, MD) on Nov 27, 2013
Comments: Very solid unit. Speed control and stability better than commercial treadmills I've used in gyms. Extremely quiet operation. Controls are simple, but if your hands are cold, touch zones don't respond particularly well. The touchscreen is actually more sensitive, and I tend to use that anyway. Now the wow part. Integrated iFIT system. This thing is simply amazing. I had a 10K race coming up on Thanksgiving, on a course I've never run. I just pulled up Google Maps (on the treadmill), traced the actual course route and the Google widget together with iFIT turned it into a stored running route for me. I could then pre-run the course on the treadmill WITH THE INCLINES AND DECLINES automatically provided through Google Maps and a street view of the course thrown in as I ran it!! True, the unit only declines to -3%, which won't be sufficient for a lot of real-world courses, but hey...amazing is still amazing, and it does incline to 15%. I run every day, and running on the street is starting to wear my knees, hips and lower back down. I think this is going to add another ten years to my running career, at least, because of the deck cushioning. And I think the unit is built to take the regular, sustained use for at least that long.
Find motivation to train every day with built-in entertainment, including an integrated 15-inch high-definition television and web-enabled color touchscreen display. Tech-advanced options deliver your favorite programs to battle boredom, as well as HD video workouts and custom-tailored training through iFit® technology. Add in the best features available on a treadmill, a powerful 4.25 CHP motor and expert engineering for first-class performance, and your have one amazing treadmill.